Monday, April 02, 2007
Nanny Denies The Holocaust
Nanny, as I keep reminding you, is very concerned about people offending other people; she really does not think that people should be offended in any way, shape or form.
The trouble is, life is simply not like that. People regularly offend each other, sometimes accidentally and sometimes deliberately. What marks someone out as being a decent human being, or simply a scumbag, is how they deal with a situation or person that they find to be offensive.
Suffice to say, a well educated intelligent person will shrug it off and move on with their lives.
Uneducated, narrow minded dolts will go on and on about it; until they have forced the state to intervene.
Whilst people may be capable of creating offence, nothing offends the ignorant more that the truth. The truth has a nasty habit of knocking an ignorant person's belief system into the gutter. Ignorant people don't like that, for you see they have nothing in their lives but their ignorance; take that away, and you eradicate the "personality" and "raison d'etre" of the ignorant.
Here we now come to rather an unpleasant Nanny ban, so worried is she about offending Muslims that some of her schools have decided to stop teaching about the Holocaust in history lessons.
Seemingly some of Nanny's teachers are avoiding discussing the Holocaust, lest it "upset" students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.
How can someone have a "belief system" that includes denial of an historical event?
By the way, Eisenhower very wisely made sure that the local populations who lived near to Belsen etc were all forced to visit them; so that there would be no attempt to deny the reality in later years.
In addition to avoidng the Holocaust, these "misguided" teachers are also avoiding discussing the 11th century Crusades.
Seemingly the lessons contradict what is taught in local mosques.
Is this all just a fantasy?
Are these stories of teachers dropping the Holocaust merely unsubstantiated anecdotes?
The findings come from a study funded by Nanny's Department for Education and Skills (a laughable description for this department, given the appalling ignorance of our hapless and ill taught children), which looked into 'emotive and controversial' history teaching in primary and secondary schools.
The report concluded:
"In particular settings, teachers of history
are unwilling to challenge highly contentious
or charged versions of history in which pupils
are steeped at home, in their community or in a place of worship."
Ignorance is best tackled head on, by ramming the truth down people's throats.
A country that avoids teaching the truth to its children, for fear of upsetting the ignorant, will most surely create a generation of spiteful ignorant dullards who will sleepwalk into dictatorship.
Mark my words, the next steps on the road to dictatorship will be book burnings of those texts that challenge the ignorants' view of history.